Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Sep 8, 2011
Pakistan won by 5 runs
8 September 2011 (50-over match)

Mpofu to Imran Farhat, OUT, Farhat's return to international cricket has lasted two balls. It has ended through a poor shot. This is short, not too wide, but he cuts away from the body. Slight movement away, slight extra bounce, the edge taken. Price and Mpofu get into their unique dancing celebrations where they knock each other's heels

Imran Farhat c †Taibu b Mpofu 0 (8m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 1/1   Mohammad Hafeez 1* (11b)   CB Mpofu 1.1-0-1-1

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, the sweep and that square leg fielder get the better of Hafeez. All day Hafeez has kept sweeping straight to that man. This time he fails to keep it down, and Sibanda takes a sharp catch at square leg

Mohammad Hafeez c Sibanda b Utseya 26 (55m 49b 2x4 1x6) SR: 53.06

Pakistan 74/2   Younis Khan 46* (37b 6x4)   P Utseya 2.4-0-17-1

Utseya to Younis Khan, 1 run, OUT, Has Younis run himself out? Yes he has . This is hit wide of deep midwicket, and Younis stutters before starting for the second. Waller's throw is flat and quick, and even a dive from Younis is not good enough. They didn't run the first one fast, and were never too keen on the second until -without a hint of disagreement - they both decided to go for the second. Younis had just survived a plumb lbw call in the last over

Younis Khan run out 78 (86m 72b 9x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

Pakistan 126/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 20* (25b 1x4)   P Utseya 4.4-0-30-1

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Taibu has pulled off a blinder, and another comeback man has failed! This will rad as a wicket for the bowler, but it is all down to Taibu. He saw this ball sliding down leg, and moved exceptionally early in anticipation. Malik got a thick edge down the leg side, and Taibu flew across to his left to pouch this one-handed. Smart and athletic both at the same time

Shoaib Malik c †Taibu b Chigumbura 2 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Pakistan 129/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 21* (27b 1x4)   E Chigumbura 4.5-0-13-1

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Misbah has one of his famous brain freeze movements. Tries the reverse sweep. Not the subtle one where you change the bat face at the last movement. He jumps across the crease, almost as if playing a switch hit, and then changes stance. Price bowls full and straight, beats the bat, and hits him dead in front

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Price 54 (96m 64b 3x4 1x6) SR: 84.37

Pakistan 189/5   Umar Akmal 26* (45b 2x4)   RW Price 6.3-1-12-1

Mpofu to Umar Akmal, OUT, a wicket first ball for Mpofu Khan! He digs this in short, not much venom behind it, and Umar goes for the pull, only managing to hit it as far as midwicket's throat. Not the greatest wicket Mpofu has got, but a big one in the context of this game. Powerplay will be taken next over, and they have sent back the dangerous Umar

Umar Akmal c Utseya b Mpofu 36 (65m 59b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.01

Pakistan 209/6   Adnan Akmal 9* (14b)   CB Mpofu 6.1-0-41-2

Price to Adnan Akmal, OUT, tries the trusted big reverse-sweep, Price stays full and straight, and he top-edges this low full toss to point. Second wicket for Price, both off reverse-sweeps. Says something about him: he makes you do these low-percentage things

Adnan Akmal c Mpofu b Price 27 (42m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.37

Pakistan 245/7   Sohail Tanvir 16* (15b 1x6)   RW Price 9.4-1-37-2





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